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Man with reported ties to Montreal Mafia gunned down

Police officers examine the scene as a white luxury SUV with a broken passenger-side window is shown in Laval, Quebec, Friday, May 27, 2016, where alleged mobster Rocco Sollecito was gunned down earlier this morning. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Police officers examine the scene as a white luxury SUV with a broken passenger-side window is shown in Laval, Quebec, Friday, May 27, 2016, where alleged mobster Rocco Sollecito was gunned down earlier this morning. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Quebec provincial police say a man with reported high-level ties to organized crime has been shot dead north of Montreal.

Spokesman Jason Allard says a 67-year-old man was shot one or more times in his car around 8:30 a.m. in Laval.

Allard says police have reason to believe the victim was tied to organized crime but adds that the coroner still has to confirm his identity.

The man was pronounced dead after being hospitalized.